Contractor manager


Avesta, SE

Are you ready to take your career to the next level in the world of sustainable steel production? Unlock your potential and drive transformative change with Outokumpu, We're on the lookout for a proactive and skilled Contractor Manager to join our team in Avesta. Welcome with your application!


As a Contractor Manager at Outokumpu, you'll play a crucial role in optimizing contractor usage, ensuring compliance regulations & operational excellence. You'll lead change management initiatives, develop strategic policies and ensure alignment with Outokumpu's mission and goals, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within our organization.


  • Strategic Management: Establish and oversee the daily usage and long-term strategic management of contractors within the Avesta site.
  • Process Development: Develop and implement processes & policies to ensure the safety, quality, compliance and efficiency of contractor work while maintaining strict cost control. Implement initiatives to prioritize internal resources over contractors, enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Leadership & Collaboration: Lead change management activities related to contractor management, collaborating with various departments including Asset Management, Operations, Maintenance, Procurement, Finance, and Safety.
  • Communication: Ensure regular communication at all levels within the organisation, including contractor leadership, and effectively manage anticipated resistance.
  • Training and Education: Coach and educate managers and supervisors on proper usage and control of contractors to ensure the highest level of contractor deliverables.
  • Performance Metrics: Define and measure success metrics, monitoring asset alignment to meet Avesta's strategic goals and objectives. Create metrics to govern contractors' adherence to safety, cost, quality of work, and efficiency, ensuring accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Reporting: Provide regular progress and results updates to site leadership, ensuring transparency and accountability in contractor management efforts. Develop audit processes to verify contractor deliverables, ensuring alignment with quality standards and contractual agreements.




  • Bachelor- or Master’s degree in engineering (Technology, Business or Economics/Finance) or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in a similar role or comparable experience.
  • Experience working with Swedish law, particularly in contract management and compliance.
  • Strong leadership abilities, with a track record of driving change and delivering results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • Organized and structured work attitude with focus on targets.
  • Fluency in both Swedish and English (written & verbal) is a must.


Why Join Us?

  • Global Impact: Be part of a company shaping the future of sustainable steel production, impacting industries worldwide.
  • Career Growth: Realize your dream career in an environment that values high performance and personal fulfillment.
  • Supportive Culture: Enjoy a supportive and inclusive culture where your contributions are recognized and respected.
  • Sustainable Work: Contribute to meaningful and sustainable work that will leave a positive legacy for generations to come.


We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in Outokumpu. We make every effort to ensure all employees feel welcome and that they are equally heard and have equal opportunities. 


Application & questions

If the prospect of shaping an enduring legacy aligns with your values, submit your application via our career platform before May 1st. Act swiftly; the position may be filled before the final application date.



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Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a difference with Outokumpu. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable steel production. Apply now!




Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel. The foundation of our business is our ability to tailor stainless steel into any form and for almost any purpose. Stainless steel is sustainable, durable and designed to last forever. Our customers use it to create civilization’s basic structures and its most famous landmarks as well as products for households and various industries. Outokumpu employs approximately 9,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.